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hi. i'm kai jackson. >> and i'm mary bubala. here's what people are talking about. >> we're following breaking news in baltimore county. sky eye chopper 13 is over an accident. >> we're up in the sparks area of baltimore county. the southbound i-83. about a half mile south of belfast road, where it appears a four-wheel drive vehicle, perhaps a jeep, has skidded off the left side of the roadway. and tumbled to a stop. it came to rest upside down. the driver has been extricated from the jeep. you can see it's a mess. he is in an awaiting ambulance right now, getting ready to be loaded in a medivac helicopter to be taken to shock trauma. his condition is not known at this time. other than believed to be critical. we do have maryland state police on the scene. baltimore county police are assisting with traffic. they have completely closed
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southbound i-83. just at belfast road, as this medivac operation is in process. they will reopen one lane and allow traffic to get by. but expect delays to get in the area. it's affecting both north and southbound. northbound, folks want to see what's going on. it's slowing down. just use caution and have patience as this med track operation continues. medivac operation continues. >> thank you, captain mike perry, reporting live. a third student is dead after the school rampage in a suburb of cleveland. the 17-year-old suspect just made his first court appearance where he admitted to the shooting. manuel gallegus reports from chardon, ohio. >> reporter: devastating news keeps battering the community of chardon, ohio. three students are now dead, victims of monday's shooting at the local high school. officials confirm the death of russell king and shortly after, demetrius hewett. they were juniors as was daniel
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palmentor, who died on wednesday. a family friend identifies the suspect as tj lane. he was at chardon, waiting for the bus, when witnesses say he opened fire, hitting five students. investigators searched his family's home for clues to a motive. cbs news has learned lane complained of being bullied. nate mueller was in the cafeteria when the gunfire started. he knew the suspect but says he never sensed trouble. >> he was a quiet kid. i mean, he never caused problems. he was never -- he never egged anybody on. >> reporter: a lot of the talk here in chardon is about how tight this community is. the sheriff himself has deep roots here and was shaken up by the violence. >> i happen to be a graduate of chardon high school. i met my wife here. the most eerie feeling in the world was walking down the halls yesterday, running down them. >> reporter: across town, there are ribbons for the victims. >> i just can't imagine what
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the parents are going through. it's horrible. it's -- you never think it's going to happen in your town. >> reporter: the community will gather tonight for a candlelight vigil. thursday, parents and students return together to chardon high. in chardon, ohio, manuel gallegus, wjz eyewitness news. >> at lane's court appearance, prosecutors said lane admitted to firing 10 rounds in the school cafeteria. he said he did not know the students but chose them randomly. the murder of a high- ranking maryland soldier in afghanistan, fuels anger in capitol hill. denise has the latest. >> reporter: well, kai, the gunman who killed army major robert marchanti, inside a heavily-guarded building in afghanistan, is on the loose. his body is now being returned to u.s. soil. and in washington, maryland senator barbara mikulski asked secretary of state condoleezza rice secretary of state --
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secretary of state hillary clinton. >> my question is, what do i tell his family? was it worth it? because they're angry. >> reporter: clinton responded, saying she cannot justify the death of one person, but she defended the u.s. mission in afghanistan, despite a week of deadly anti-american protests. more than 30 people have died in those protests, fueled by the accidental burning of a muslim holy book at a u.s. air base in kabul. >> major march ante is the father of a firefighter. flags are being lowered to half staff in his honor. some of the 133 horses are taken now on their way back to the owner. wjz is live on the eastern shore. derek valcourt has more on the plea deal. >> reporter: prosecutors agree to drop 123 of the animal neglect charges and give the
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owner back 63 of the horses seized last year. >> reporter: sky eye chopper 13 over centreville's canterbury farm in april, where even from a distance, some horses showed obvious signs of weight loss. animal rescuers say others had problems in life. >> every animal there on that property are suffering from lack of care. >> reporter: the owner agreed to euthanize them. with the help of the humane society, queen anne confiscated the remaining 133 on the property. the owner charged with animal neglect. but they agreed to give probation on 10 charges and give her back nearly half of her horses. >> reporter: under the plea deal, once they inspect her farm, parkinson will immediately get back 25 of her horses. if all goes well, 90 days later, she'll get back more of her horses. 16 days after that, 18 more.
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>> reporter: all along, parkinson denied neglecting them saying they were not suffering or in danger. she said, they had no basis to take my horses and i should never have been charged. the humane society saw an opportunity to grab headlines and raise significant money in order to further their own agenda at my expense. >> i don't know how somebody can --ue know, can argue the point that there was not a need for intervention. >> the head of queen anne's county control said without the plea deal, the case could have been tied up in court for a while and has no regrets about seizing the animals. >> reporter: as part of the plea deal, parkinson's farm will be inspected regularly over the next year, some of them will be surprise inspections. after the sale, she now has more money for her horses. >> reporter: parkinson's attorney says after her probation is over, she will apply to have her record wiped clean.
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well, a home is destroyed by a fire in cecil county this afternoon. you can see in sky eye 13, only the house's frame is left. the three-alarm fire broke out just before 2:00. it's unclear if anybody was inside at the time. after nearly a week of deliberations, the jury in anne arundel county still hasn't agreed on a sentence for lee stevens. he's eligible for the death penalty. wjz is live in annapolis. weijia jiang explains why the jury is struggling. >> reporter: many people are watching this case very closely as it will set a critical precedent. so far, the jury has given no signs of what kind of work they're doing. >> reporter: should twice- convicted killer, 32-year-old lee stevens, live or die? jurors have been deliberating a sentence since last wednesday, with no answer yet. legal expert, andrew levy. >> well, it's not supposed to be easy for the state to kill someone, even if you are in
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favor of the death penalty, i think most people recognize that we have to be sure. >> reporter: the same jury found stevens guilty of murdering 42-year-old corporal david mcgirn inside the now closed house of corrections in jessop. stevens was serving a life sentence for another murder. >> reporter: stevens is a landmark case. for the first time ever, prosecutors used a dna link to pursue the death penalty. under maryland's new and more stringent capital punishment law. >> the first case is always important. and is always going to be something that goes to court. and lawyers are going to look to set a baseline. >> reporter: since 2009, the state can only seek a death sentence in first-degree murder cases that have biological or dna evidence. a video recording of the crime or a videotaped confession. mcgwynn's blood was found splattered on stevens' clothing, shoes and cell bars. still, the sentencing process is a meticulous one.
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this is the very thing jurors are working on now. they have to balance the crime against a long list of mitigating circumstances. like whether they acted under duress. there is also space to right in -- write in their own. >> and in maryland, the only time a jury can hand down a sentence is when the death penalty is on the table. they have to reach a unanimous decision. tonight, they've gone home. reporting live in annapolis, weijia jiang, wjz eyewitness news. >> weijia, thank you. jurors have gone home, as weijia mentioned, overnight, but they will be back tomorrow morning. teachers testified in support of funding baltimore city schools. advocates want money to fix what they describe as inadequate city school buildings. they give an example of leaky roofs and undrinkable water. wjz will have more coming up at 6:00. a milestone on wall street. dow closes above the 13,000 mark for the first time in
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2008. the final push came from a report showing improved consumer confidence. the s&p is up. nasdaq gained 20 to close at the 3,000 mark. our weather is a bit cooler today. but it's still mild for this time of year. lots of sunshine out there. this evening. but there are some changes coming. meteorologist bernadette woods and bob turk are updating our conditions. bob? >> if the weather didn't put you in the mood, maybe the stock market would today. warm front forming to the south of us. already a little shower activity. pittsburgh up to cleveland and detroit. and eventually, the clouds will be moving in our direction. look for a wet day tomorrow. but temperatures are mild right now. we're at 53 degrees. around the baltimore region. generally, temperatures today got into the low to mid-50s. still above normal. but about 8 or 9 degrees. cooler than what we saw yesterday. but we'll take it. however, tomorrow looks like a cool and damp day. as far as temperatures go this
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weekend, temperatures have been remarkable to say the least. bernadette has a look at comparisons. >> reporter: it is absolutely incredible. we're almost done with what we call meteorological winter. take a look at numbers. our average high for each month has been so far above normal. in december, we averaged over 50 degrees. this month so far, we're averaging 57 degrees. and each and every month, we've averaged between 6 to 7 degrees above the norm. that's why we're looking at a pretty warm winter overall. and the final numbers aren't in yet. but this looks like it is going to be a top 10 all-time warm winter. we'll vathis coming up -- have that coming up. orioles are in their second week of workouts at spring training in florida. as always, there is a lot of work to do. sports director mark viviano joins us with a look at the team and your input with our exclusive fan cam. oh, the fan cam is back, mark. [ inaudible ]
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some ways, bucks birds aren't as bad as you think. they hit pretty well. and the o's played decent defense. matt wieters and nick markakis won golden gloves. adam jones already has one. and many believe jj hardy is the best shortstop in the league. what's the o's problem? well, it's pitching. and it's a big problem. inconsistent. inexperienced. unreliable. unknown. and injured. can't win with pitching like that. so the push to improve is under way this spring. >> really gives guys the opportunity to go out there and win jobs. and i think that that's a very good sign for our organization. >> reporter: while the o's work in sarasota, we ask you with our fan cam, what do you think they need to improve?
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>> i think their biggest concern should be their pitching. >> reporter: fundamentals. have a good attitude. >> first, you gotta know what your starting lineup is going to be in general. you don't know if brian roberts is going to play. you don't know what your defense looks like. >> they want to be winners, just like our ravens. >> i think they need to work on getting the pitching confident and strong. >> i think they need to focus on pitching and attitude. they need major attitude when they come out on that field, so we can kick new york's butt. >> well, attitude is a start. we'll have more on that pitching coming up in our masn spring training report at 6:00. >> yeah, sometimes i got a little attitude as well, mark. thank you. orioles' opening day, april sixth alt camden yards. first preseason game is monday in florida. >> you think that guy should be playing for the o's? >> he should. >> he had attitude. still ahead onune at 5:00. voters are casting ballots in two states. why democrats could have a big
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voice in today's primary. and how do sleeping pills impact your health? the big risks discovered in an alarming new study. dirt bike dangers. the weather has brought them out. we'll show you incredible video and take a closer look at what is legal and what is being done about the problem. rain is on the way. bob will have more on what to expect in the updated forecast. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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it's a dangerous and illegal baltimore tradition. dirt bikes on city streets. their numbers have been rising along with recent warmer temperatures. wjz is live in druid hill park. a prime spot for riders. mike hellgren has an inside look at this problem. mike? >> reporter: kai, many of you who drive on city streets have seen this dirt bike before.
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but it is difficult for police to enforce the law and get them off the streets. >> reporter: sky eye chopper 13 spotted dirt bikes weaving through traffic. 20 people riding through baltimore city streets here, putting themselves and others in danger. >> oh, [ bleep ] >> reporter: in this you tube clip, they couple get injured. and it's illegal in the city to own a dirt bike that has not been disabled. >> we have packs of dirt bike operators who are literally terrorizing neighborhoods. >> another claims to show city cops chasing dirt bikes. but police say their policy is not to chase but to stay back and watch from six cameras. >> at the end of the day, it's just rescue for disaster. >> reporter: in the mondawmin area, people see them all the time. wjz asked them what they think should be done. >> this all depends on where they're riding them at. i think they need a place for them to really ride them.
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>> the place is strictly for them. >> as opposed to having them out on the streets. >> reporter: by law, gas stations aren't supposed to sell fuel for dirt bikes. and they can seize bikes that are locked up. you about none of that is for riders. knowing it's hard for cops to track them down. >> reporter: and police have called on the public to help them and report where these dirt bikes are being stored. reporting live in north baltimore. mike hellgren, wjz eyewitness news. kai? >> mike, thank you. baltimore outlawed riding dirt bikes on city streets 12 years ago. if you're waiting for someone to get home from work, let's check on the roads with kristy breslin. >> reporter: quite a situation on the harrisburg expressway. sky eye chopper 13 is over the scene of it. as you can see southbound, there was an accident. overturned vehicle. everything looks pretty banged up. traffic is being detoured in
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the south direction. the delay is solid back to mount carmel. you can also expect a lot of heavy traffic in that route. delays there from the beltway all the way up to belfast to the scene of the accident. as far as the rest of the region goes, if you're traveling on the north side inner loop, heavy traffic there. that's from the jones falls expressway over to providence road. the outer loop also still dealing with congestion there from harford road to charles street. and west side inner loop, bumper to bumper there, from southwestern boulevard to security boulevard. that has not eased up one bit. 70 westbound, heavy congestion from 29 to marriottsville road. and still a couple of accidents to deal with. emerton road and hanford road. west cold spring at wabash avenue. let's now take another live look. you can see, no traffic. because everything has been closed off at northbound. very heavy traffic once again from the beltway up to belfast road. the scene of the accident. this traffic report is brought to you by your baltimore
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hyundai dealer, cell braille braiting the-- celebrating the elant ra as the 2012 car of the year. you can save thousands at your baltimore hyundai dealer. >> thank you. another nice, spring-like day. spring is not that far away now, folks. >> officially, unofficially it begins meteorologically on thursday. yeah. 53 now. very mild. very dry. 21 is your dew point. humidity only 28%. not much wind now. holding steady. we'll come back and take a look at rain for your wednesday after this. [ male announcer ] are you paying more and more for cable and enjoying it less and less? stop paying for second best. upgrade to verizon fios and get tv, internet and phone for an incredible price: just $89.99 a month for two years with a two-year agreement. it's an amazing deal, but it's for a limited time only.
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you can hear the clouds, beginning to form, as warmer air is coming over top. and it's more moist, over top, with this slightly cooler dryer surface. that's what is creating these clouds. overnight, they'll continue to get cloudy. and the clouds get lower. and tomorrow morning, maybe 8:00, 9:00, 10:00. it should be with us most of the day. look for a wet, cool damp day. let's take a look. that's the last day of this month. yes, it's leap day. 53 now. 50 in hagerstown.
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40 in oakland. 45 in ocean city. locally, with some clouds just beginning to move in, 49, annapolis, kent island. and 40 in bel air. still 54 in d.c. and 51 in westminster. normals are 48 now. and 29. 48/29, keep that in mind. 71 and 5 are the records. 1934. that's the second day in a row. 1934 had all kinds of low records back in that year, there were like several days where it was like scech below zero in the -- 7 below zero in the baltimore region. right now, westerly winds now. winds come back out to the southeast -- east and southeast. that keep its cool and damp. feeds the air in from the ocean. in addition, warm air is going to start flying in. that warm, moist air will be riding in over the cooler air that is coming in over the ocean. good chance we'll see rain breaking out across the ohio valley. that's going to be spreading across the region.
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another one will bring plenty of moisture. so we expect probably an inch of rain maybe in some areas. at least half inch expected based on the model. look for that rain during the day tomorrow. it clears out, however, on thursday. that's going to be replaced by pacific air, which is not cold but pretty nice. tomorrow, the rain moves in. eventually, it clears out by late tomorrow night. early thursday, maybe leftover clouds. but during the day thursday. dryer air, nice breeze. should be at least partly to mostly sunny. temperatures once again, probably upper 50s to the low 60s. because it's not canadian air headed our way. it's off the pacific ocean. southeast winds, 5 to 10 knots. sunrise, 6:40. probably won't see that much. sunset, 5:58. won't see that much either. all right, forecast tonight. increasing clouds. mid-30s to about 40 in the city. tomorrow, then, rain and drizzle, most of the day. tomorrow's high in the upper 40s, tops, which is just about normal for this time of year.
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>> going to be a pretty day. >> all right, bob. thank you. still ahead at 5:00, everybody. more than 1,000 people stranded at sea, without food or air conditioning. how their cruise vacation turned into a nightmare. the slowing in the economy slowed down the expansion of i- 95, near whitemarsh. now it's back on track. i'm mike schuh, how it could affect you when eyewitness news continues. i'm ron matz, in northwest baltimore. and this is the new children's hospital at sinai. we'll take you on a tour of this amazing new building, coming up here on wjz. ,,,,,,,,,
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it is 5:30. 53 degrees and partly cloudy. good evening, everybody. thank you for staying with wjz, eyewitness news. here are some of the stories people are talking about tonight. easing congestion on one of maryland's most heavily- traveled roadways. the state had hoped by now to have special express lanes open on i-45 from the-- i-95 in the city to past whitemarsh. as mike schuh reports, the construction has finally begun. >> reporter: the scream of 95 drowns out what the state wants to crow about. construction here. but on the other side, and all around whitemarsh boulevard. here, the state is beginning a project that should have been done by now. but a few years ago, worked slow to a trickle. >> reporter: the reason the
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weak economy means that the tollauthority hasn't been collecting as many tolls. >> reporter: but with fewer road projects nationwide, contractors began offering better deals on all state roadwork. >> a lot of the bids are coming in lower than expected. which has freed up a portion of the commony. -- money. >> reporter: soon, this whitemarsh bridge will have ramps that connect it down to the new toll lanes, being built where the median used to be. yes, toll lanes. you'll pay a toll for the privilege to drive past the most congested for the of 95, to whitemarsh. >> some people just want to go, go, go. and others are mindful of what they put in their pocket. >> here's your penalty for running late. >> reporter: along 95, in whitemarsh, mike schuh, wjz eyewitness news. and the idea of express lanes is to have them stretch to the
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delaware line. as of yet, none have been built. federal indictments are unveiled in baltimore. the operators of, face charges of operating an illegal gambling operation and money laundering. prosecutors say the company took in more than $100 million in winnings from gamblers in maryland and across the country. stunning revelations about where the remains of some victims of 9/11 attacks were sent. denise is in the newsroom with more on the pentagon report. denise? >> reporter: well, mary, an empty independent committee was looking at the practices at the military. they discovered the unidentified remains of 9/11 victims from the pentagon in shanksville, were is sent-- were sent to this landfill. they were investigating a similar attack. the number of 9/11 victims involved were unclear, according to the report. it is also unknown as the victims of the families were
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told. >> the report says there is no indication any of the victims from the world trade center were involved. a cruise ship with more than 1,000 people on board is stranded in the indian ocean. rita nissan reports for wjz. the ship's owner also operated the one that capsized off the coast of italy last month. >> reporter: rescue crews are towing a crippled cruise liner in the indian ocean. hundreds of passengers are crowding the deck of the costa alegra because there's no power. a fire in the generator room on monday left the ship why with -- ship with no air conditioning or food. >> we have reports of no one being sick or hurt. as far as we're concerned, the situation is very calm, that the captain is in control of the boat. >> reporter: emergency generators are only powering the ship's control room, and its communication equipment. helicopters are dropping food, satellite phones and radios. it's taking longer- than-- longer than expected to to the ship off the coast of
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tanzania, because the ship is so heavy. but most of the 1,000 on board, including eight americans, should be back on land in the next 24 hours. families of those on the ship are worried. >> i haven't heard from her yet. >> reporter: this woman's daughter is a dancer on the costa alegra. she also had a son working on the costa concordia, which capsize said off the coast -- capsized off the coast of italy. >> it was a nightmare. >> carnville -- carnival owns both ships. carnival says it has armed guards on better board to keep everyone safe. rita nissan, wjz eyewitness news. >> carnival is also flying in engineers and technicians to try to repair the generators. in tonight's wjz healthwatch, researchers discover potentially harmful effects of sleeping pills. a new study in the british medical journal links sleep
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medications to a shorter life span. researchers say if you use between 1 and 18 prescription- strength sleeping aids a year, your risk of an early death is nearly four times greater than nonusers. the study also says others were related to the cancer risk. voters are heading to the polls today in michigan and in arizona, where 59 delegates are up for grabs in the republican primaries. danielle nottingham reports for wjz, the race between michigan, -- in michigan between mitt romney and rick santorum remains tight. >> mitt romney posed for pictures at his campaign headquarters and kept up his attacks on santorum. he said he does not have the skills to be president. >> i think he's a lightweight. i don't think he understands the job creation. >> reporter: making a last-
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minute pitch for votes. >> senator, best of luck. >> thank you very much. >> have a good day. >> reporter: the former pennsylvania senator and romney are locked in a tight race for this critical escape. it's romney's home turf and a win for santorum would be a big upset to romney's campaign. >> he is encouraging democrats to temporarily change their party affiliation and vote for him. >> reporter: . >> reporter: romney calls that a new low. >> as long as he's not doing it with a gun to their head, i don't see a problem with it. >> reporter: some are having a tough time making up their mind. >> i'm still trying to do my own research on both candidates, get as much information on their work ethic and their stances on the positions for things such as their economy and jobs. >> reporter: as for ron paul and newt gingrich, neither did
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much campaigning in today's primary states. the former house speaker is in georgia, as he looks for a strong showing next week on super tuesday. in novine, michigan, danielle nottingham, wjz eyewitness news. >> in arizona, mitt romney is expected to win all 29 delegates. gas prices continue their steady decline. they are now at their highest price ever for the month of february. and the price for a gallon of regular has topped $5. the national average is $3.72. that's up from 30 cents from just last month. locally, we are paying $3.69. >> the federal government wants your future car to be equipped with a rear view camera. the proposal from the national transportation safety board calls for all new cars to have the safety feature by 2013. the government says rear view cameras prevent injuries and
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death in 800,000 each year. the cost is expected to be two. -- $2.7 billion a year. more than on the federal indictment in baltimore. against the popular sports betting site, bodog. a preview of the terps game in north carolina. and how to jazz up your cocktails. for these stories and more, read tomorrow's baltimore sun. and remember to look for the updated forecast from wjz's first warning weather team. a baltimore destination gets its biggest makeover in three decades. new shops, restaurants and attractions are headed to harbor place. tonight, adam may has a sneak peek. well, believe it or not, in a few months, this will be the entrance to the new ripley's believe it or not museum, one of many changes coming here to harbor place. >> reporter: shoppers seemed a little lost walking through the hallways at the light pavilion at harbor place. >> everything is boarded up. >> now, the other side of the
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temporary construction walls. crews take dry wall. and finish floors in what will become a new food court on the first level, with four new fast food restaurants. >> we're making a lot of improvements. really the most improvement. >> the mall says visitors will be stunned by all the changes. >> i don't know exactly where we're standing. but we're within the ripley's museum. >> so some weird exhibit could be right here? >> very likely. >> chessy, the legendary sea monster. it will be next to hooters, which stays in business. other new restaurants include bubba gump shrimp. and j. powells. >> so the construction has a ways to go. but they're hoping to have everything opened by memorial day weekend. at harbor place downtown, adam may, wjz eyewitness news. >> and don't forget, mccormick is also opening the world of flavor. shoppers will be able to match spices to their personality. >> there's only one flavor in
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maryland. that's old bay. we don't need anything else. >> that is true. that is true. that will be fun to see what your personality is. still ahead on eyewitness news. a bus driver acquitted. the reason he's off the hook for his involvement in a deadly crash. gordon gecko switches roles. how the infamous character is now helping the fbi. i'm bob turk. the first warning weather center. rain headed our way. i'll have the exclusive first warning five-day forecast. ,,,,,
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northwest baltimore has a spectacular new building. it's family-friendly, high- teched and designed to help kids. more on the new children's hospital at sinai. >> we are absolutely excited. >> reporter: this saturday new children's hospital. at i si nigh. sinai. 26 rooms designed to be child and family-friendly. >> patient center care. family-center care. patients like it better. hospital stays are shorter. fewer visits to the emergency room afterward. better outcomes. >> the three nfl players today were all born at sinai. >> it's amazing. >> the feeling is good. you feel the love when you come in here. and i think the kids will feel better in hopes of getting them
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better from what they're dealing with. >> reporter: there there is flat screen tvs and expanded play rooms. >> are the families watch the play. which is important. if you need something done, you have to go back to your room or the treatment room. >> reporter: this is a $29.5 million project. a majority of that coming from baltimoreans. >> we built this almost all on the backs of philanthro pee. people were very, very generous with their gifts. what we provided is a legacy to the community. >> the former dedication of the new children's hospital at sinai is scheduled for thursday. rain is coming to maryland thursday night. clouds are starting to come in. but will the new storm bring our temperatures down? meteorologist bob turk have a look over the next five days. we can start outside with bernadette. >> it's beautiful out here right now. but those clouds, starting to see a few of them.
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they'll start to thicken up overnight. tomorrow, the rain arrives. we'll start out in the 30s. we're not going up very much tomorrow. just to the upper 40s. that's about it. but believe it or not, that's closer to our average. then this rain will continue tomorrow night before the storm leaves us. for more on the five-day, here's bob. >> looks like tomorrow, we'll get the rain we need. upper 40s most of the day. just in the 40s with rain and drizzle. clearing out. look at this. back up to 66 with a nice breeze on thursday. and turns chilly at night. 32, 59 on friday. and another chance of showers late friday night into saturday. 54. and it will cool down somewhat on sunday. 52 with partly sunny skies. kai? >> bob, thank you. all passengers are saved after a terrifying flight into newark, new jersey. a united airlines shut air express had to make an emergency landing after its front gear failed to deploy. the airport was temporarily closed as crews responded to the emergency landing. but the plane landed safely on its belly. no one was hurt. the man behind the wheel of
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a fatal bus crash in new york is acquitted on homicide charges. 60-year-old john thomasus k i. that bus slammed into a railroad bridge near syracuse, killing four people on board. according to a state report, more than 50 people have hit that bridge since 1987. the spanish guard intercepts a fishing boat, carrying more than 6,000 pounds of cocaine. officers seized the trawler on friday. authorities say the boat belongs to a firm that is based in northwest spain. four spaniards and an african american man have been arrested in connection with this. steve sipack, arrested for keeping animals at his home. florida wildlife seized two tigers. are the now, sipack also made
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headlines in 2004 when a bengal tiger escapeds from had -- his home. officers were forced to kill the animal. michael douglas is helping to fight insider trading. he now appears in a public service announcement, condemning illegal. >> greed, for lack of a better word, is good. >> reporter: in the 1980s, michael douglas was the fictional face of wall street excess. >> i play gordon gecko, a greedy, corporate executive who cheated to profit, while innocent investors lost their savings. >> reporter: now, the actor whose portrail -- portrayal of gord an gecko took home a oscar. >> the movie is fiction but the problem is real. our economy is increasingly
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dependent on the integrity of the financial market. >> reporter: yesterday, the fbi announced that douglas will become the new face of its campaign, perfect hedge. it is targeting 120 more suspects. >> if a deal looks too good to be true, it probably is. >> reporter: douglas, who previously said he was startled by the positive response he received as gordon gecko, will now urge traders and managers on and off the streets to report fraud to the fbi. >> for more information on the how you can help identify securities fraud, contact your local fbi office. >> betty nguyen, new york. >> i showed you how the game works. the commercial is part of an ongoing offensive by federal authorities in new york, against insider trading. the crackdown has resulted in multiple convictions. check in with eyewitness news at 6:00. for all new stories coming up at 6:00. >> the often hidden problem of
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hoarding. packed with clutter. when hording becomes a health hazard. i'm derek valcourt, with one woman's story and her road to recovery. coming up on eyewitness news. i'm alex demetrick. coming up, a move to ban gill net in the bay. and why it's catching controversy. that story as eyewitness news continues. check in for these stories and of course, all the breaking news, coming up all new at 6:00. now, back to kai. >> denise. thank you. you might want to think about breakfast for dinner tonight. that's because it's national pancake day at ihop. stop by any get a free shortstack of pancakes until 10:00 tonight. in return, the chain is asking diners to make a donation to the children's miracle network. ihop has raised money. i love pancakes. and i think shortstack is considered two cakes, right? >> i think so. with lots of butter. >> you could always buy another
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pancake. >> you can. you have to be patient at ihop tonight. the lines are long. what a great event for restaurant and charity. still to come tonight on wjz eyewitness news. freak accident at the daytona 500. how 200 gallons of jet fuel wound up on the race track. ,,,,
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we have new details in the murder of i 10-year-old california girl, who died following a fight with another girl. joanna ramos' mother said she started vomiting after school. she told her mother she had been hit once in the head. ramos died of a blood clot that night. ramos' doctor said one punch in the head is not enough to cause a trauma for death. fire broke out on the second floor where the administrative office is located. officials say most of the damage was caused by water. firefighters used to battle the flames. no one was hurt. but some boston red sox photographers were apparently damaged in the fire. the team has not put a value on
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those pictures. >> if you are a nascar fan, this year's daytona 500 may have cost you some sleep. a lot of it. last year, the sports marquee. as terrell brown reports, the winner had to overcome a frightening crash. >> 29 hours and 45 minutes after the daytona 500 was scheduled to start. >> boogedy, boogedy. >> reporter: it took only one minute for a crash. >> to the wall. slam. to the outside. it's 5-time champion -- oh, no. he collects danica patrick and the 34 of david reagan. >> kyle busch was not happy. >> seriously. are we all kidding ourselves? we just sat around for 36 hours. and we wreck on lap 1. but the car trouble had hardly begun. >> we saw jeff gordon out the window.
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>> andrew just blew all to pieces. >> we're blown up, guys. it's all done. >> reporter: and juan pablo montoya, driving with a faulty transmission, spun into a safety truck. >> he slides into the track. and into the back of that surplus helicopter jet engine on a trailer used to drive the race track. >> oh, my gosh. and all that spilled jet fuel found something hot to ignite it. what to do when 200 gallons of jet fuel spills on your track. clean it up with laundry, of course. >> reporter: matt kenseth ended up winning the daytona 500. he took the checkered flag, close to 1:00 this morning. >> 1:00 in the morning. >> wow. >> and there are folks in the building who stayed up to watch it. not us, but there are some. still ahead on eyewitness news. building for education. i'm pat warren, coming up on eyewitness news. a baltimore city appeal to the general assembly for more money for city schools. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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another teen dies after being in a high school. new details. the owner of the centreville farm charged with neglecting 133 of her horses. but tonight, she will be getting some of them back. i'm derek valcourt, i'll explain why, coming up on eyewitness news. dirt bike dangers. the nice weather has brought
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them out around the city. we'll show you incredible video. and take a closer look at what's legal and what's being done about the problem. cooler but still delightful february evening. changes, however, are coming. don't miss the updated first warning forecast. check in for these stories and all the day's breaking news. wjz eyewitness news at 6:00 starts now. students targeted. >> we have an active shooter at the high school. >> the death toll rises in an attack inside a school cafeteria. >> tonight, the teen accused of pulling the trigger faces a judge. >> hi, everybody. i'm mary bubala. in for vi


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